dVerse — OLN Live — Silken Threads Hold

resized orange butterfly weed pods 2 101021

Silken threads hold
tight, sticky lies, promised
forevers, extremes
designed to die, sigh.
Round seeds, sharp edges
Textured mirage, hybridized bait beckons,
plant me!” (wrong zone) “plant me!” (no germ, no growth.)

Silken threads hold
seasoned seeds of promise;
to stay, hibernate,
safe in winter dreams —
or fly with zephyrs
traverse oceans, deserts, to parts unknown.
To alight, be consumed, dispersed — to grow.

What the the flowers looked like on 071321:

resized butterfly milkweed plant 071321

Today’s offering is in duodora form.

Lillian is today’s host of dVerse’ Open Link Night LIVE.  Thank you, Lillian, for being a wonderful host at the read today. 

52 Comments Add yours

  1. Ain Starlingsson says:

    Ah you can really ‘hear’ this poem!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Ain. We just finished a live read of our poetry. Sorry you missed it.

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  2. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    Pure natural joy, both the poem, and your reading of it our live event. You perform your work well; would love it if you did it more often. Thank you for your support and interest in my poetry and photography; hugs.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glenn, thank you and it was so nice to see you and hear you read your poem. I now have a new phone and a different internet connection, so you will probably be seeing me more often. You are very welcome for the support, I enjoy your poetry and photography very much. Hugs back ❤

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  3. merrildsmith says:

    It was great to hear and see you, Lisa! I like both, but the promises and dreams in the second appeal to me.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Merril, and same here on hearing and seeing you. Happy to hear you prefer the more positive pathway of the two laid out.

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      1. merrildsmith says:

        You’re welcome!😀

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  4. Gillena Cox says:

    Luv verse2

    Nice hearing you read this Jade

    Much💜love

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Gillena so nice to see and hear you tonight and the street signs were really neat also. I like the grey folded wings of the bird in your poem. There is something peaceful about that image ❤

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  5. sanaarizvi says:

    This is absolutely exquisite! It was such a joy to have you with us today, Lisa! 😀

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sanaa x 2 🙂

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  6. Helen Dehner says:

    A fascinating poem … so sorry I could not make it to Open Link … say a face to face HELLO to you. Next time.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Helen! Good, I look forward to saying hello to you face to face next time 🙂

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  7. memadtwo says:

    We do need the proper environment to thrive. Beautiful images. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kerfe, thank you. Your comments are always welcomed and appreciated. The fact that orange flower just grew on its own is the most amazing thing of all. It must have been the proper environment 🙂

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  8. That’s beautiful 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Kathleen 🙂

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  9. rothpoetry says:

    Beautifully done Lisa. The photos are fabulous and add so much. I have these as well. I understand they are a variety of milkweed as you can see from the silky pods. They are very prolific! The come in pink also.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Dwight. So neat you have them also, and I would love some of the pink ones. I was surprised when they started forming pods and really surprised at how much they look like milkweed.

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        I also have the milkweed that has the big fat football shaped leaves.

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  10. Sadje says:

    A beautiful poem Li. Nature always finds a way.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sadje, thank you, yes it does.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome my friend

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  11. K.Hartless says:

    I love the duelling truthful realities. Reminds me to reexamine things when I see only the negative. It was marvelous to see you and hear your words for the first time this afternoon. I am always in awe of your writing.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      K, thank you. It’s like the little angel on one shoulder and the little devil on the other. We have to choose. I didn’t realize you were there, wish I could have seen and heard you read your poem.

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      1. K.Hartless says:

        Yes, I was there. Maybe I read before you arrived? Next time, then. Here’s to fishing out more angel thoughts and letting go more devils.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Did you join the meeting after 4? I think the first group shut down after 60 minutes and a new group started up after that. Some of the people ended up in a different 2nd meeting group.

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          1. K.Hartless says:

            I was there from 3:00-4:00. I had to leave right at 4:00 as my littles arrived home.

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  12. Ingrid says:

    Beautiful, Lisa, these: ‘seasoned seeds of promise.’ I love when gardeners remind me that Autumn/Winter is the time to plant next year’s hopes 🙂 Lovely to see and hear you read as well!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Ingrid 🙂

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  13. Carol anne says:

    awesome! I never heard of this form before! ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I think dVerse had a prompt using it awhile back and I saved the rules for it. Glad you like it.

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    2. Truedessa says:

      A lovely seasonal poem a reminder that after the decay there is hope in spring.

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      1. msjadeli says:

        Thank you, Truedessa 🙂

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  14. lillian says:

    Gorgeous photos and great perspectives on them in your words. Enjoyed hearing you read them alive and SO VERY glad you came to LIVE!!! Most especially enjoyed chatting before everyone else arrived 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Lillian, thank you and yes, it was nice to chat with you ahead of the crowd 🙂

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  15. hedgewitch says:

    An interesting form, and it is shown off to perfection here, with your twists and turns of image that make us look deeper and think more cleanly about what we are seeing presented to us. I especially like that one section is dark and one bright, which is sonnet-like in the sense of the volta, and phrases like “tight sticky lies” are just excellent.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Joy, thank you for the feedback. Glad you like it 🙂

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  16. I enjoyed your reading, Lisa. Both of these are wonderful.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Ken.

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  17. Cara Hartley says:

    I love plants but I tend to kill them. If I were wealthy, I’d have a gardener.
    ~Ornery Owl~

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks for reading and your comment, Ornery Owl. With these plants, nature was the gardener, they sprouted up spontaneously and took care of themselves.

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  18. Such a beautiful poem Lisa!💖

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Cindy 🙂

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      1. You’re so welcome! 💕

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  19. writingwhatnots says:

    Beautifully written – and the photography is wonderful too. The process of metamorphosis that nature takes , as your photos show, never ceases to amaze me!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Marion. It is amazing. If it does all of that to plants, it must be doing as much or more with us 🙂

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  20. I loved to hear you read it… and the form was new to me. We should have it at the bar sometimes.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Bjorn, thank you 🙂 It’s nice to have a connection that lets me participate in OLN Live. I think having the form at the bar is a good idea.

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  21. Sunra Rainz says:

    I love the stretching, creaking feeling of growth within this poem. And the photos! Such an interesting bloom 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Sunra, for the comment and the feedback. Glad you liked the poem and the photos.

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